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Is it der, die oder das Gepäck?


The correct article in German of Gepäck is das. So it is das Gepäck! (nominative case)

The word Gepäck is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Gepäck?

How does the declension of Gepäck work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative das Gepäck
Genitive des Gepäckes des Gepäcks
Dative dem Gepäck dem Gepäcke
Akkusative das Gepäck

What is the meaning of Gepäck in German?

Gepäck is defined as:

[1] Total equipment for a journey, a hike or a march

[1] gesamte Ausrüstung für eine Reise, eine Wanderung oder einen Marsch

How to use Gepäck in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gepäck with translations in English.

[1] So viel Gepäck können wir kaum unterbringen.

[1] We can hardly accommodate so much luggage

[1] „Und dann hat er wieder in seinem Gepäck gekramt und eine Bulette hervorgeholt.“[3]

[1] "And then he rummaged in his luggage again and brought out a meatball."[3]

[1] „Ich sah ihn noch sein Gepäck in den Bahnhof tragen, und dann war er verschwunden.“[4]

[1] "I saw him still wearing his luggage in the station, and then he had disappeared" [4]

[1] „Samoura sprach ein paar kurze Abschiedsworte, dann nahmen wir unser Gepäck auf und durchquerten im Laufschritt das Dorf in der Richtung, aus der wir am Tag zuvor gekommen waren.“[5]

[1] "Samoura said a few short words of farewell, then we picked up our luggage and crossed the village at a jog in the direction from which we had come the day before."[5]

[1] „Ich war allein, reiste mit leichtem Gepäck und brauchte nur eine billige Hinfahrkarte."[6]

[1] "I was alone, traveled with light luggage and only needed a cheap on-board card" [6]

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